University of Vermont

Office of Experiential Learning Update - March 2014

Sarah Heath, our new part-time Community Based Learning Coordinator
Sarah Heath, our new part-time Community Based Learning Coordinator

Happy Spring from the Office of Experiential Learning!  

As many of you may know, Elise Schadler has transitioned to a full time position with the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program. While we are sad that Elise is no longer in the role of Community Based Learning Coordinator here in the Rubenstein School, we wish her all the best in her new position and look forward to great collaboration in the future. Elise significantly deepened relationships with many community partners and worked efficiently and creatively with many of the Rubenstein faculty who teach service-learning courses.

Sarah Heath will be working part time as the Rubenstein Community Based Learning Coordinator this spring. Sarah joins our team with a wealth of educational, nonprofit and service learning experience. Welcome, Sarah!

We're actively planning for the rest of this semester as well as Summer 2014 and here are a few important things to note:

  • The second annual RSENR Experiential Learning Photo Contest will be held soon, so keep your eyes open for announcements and continue taking and keeping track of your stunning photos!
  • Our annual Community Partner Celebration is being planned for early May. We look forward to honoring and celebrating our valuable community partners and the great work they do with our students.
  • Applications for the Summer 2014 Kate Svitek Memorial Award (supporting Rubenstein students pursuing internship/research experiences) will be due Monday, April 14th by 4 p.m. Keep your eyes open for more information about how to apply.
  • Watch for emails from Anna Smiles-Becker about great summer internships, research opportunities and full time jobs. Be sure to peruse Catamount Job Link and the Job & Internship Resources section of the Rubenstein School website as well.